Edward Kim


Edward S. Kim, M.D., M.B.A., FACP, FASCO, is physician-in-chief and senior vice president, City of Hope Orange County, Construction Industries Alliance City of Hope Orange County Physician-in-Chief Chair, and vice physician-in-chief and professor, City of Hope National Medical Center.  

Dr. Kim is among the country’s foremost experts in molecular prognostication – which advances cancer detection and personalized therapies – for lung, head, and neck cancers.  He has served as a principal/co-principal investigator on numerous studies and protocols and authored/co-authored more than 200 published articles, book chapters, and reviews in top-tier journals such as The Lancet, The Lancet Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Cancer Discovery, Cancer, Nature Medicine, and Cancer Prevention Research. 

Dr. Kim has been recognized as one of the top cancer experts in the nation and among cancer care’s leading advocates for diversity, equity, and inclusion. A respected clinician, researcher, and physician executive, he is a trailblazer who is eliminating practices that exclude minority populations from clinical trials and result in serious gaps in care and research.  

Before joining City of Hope, Dr. Kim was the chair of Solid Tumor Oncology and Investigational Therapeutics, the Donald S. Kim Distinguished Chair for Cancer Research, and medical director of the Clinical Trials Office at the Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health in Charlotte, North Carolina, and a professor of medicine at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.  

Prior to the Levine Cancer Institute, he held many leadership positions including associate professor (tenured) in the Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and the University of North Carolina Kenan-Flagler School of Business